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, 2003, the united states was pushing very hard to get iran referred to the u.s. security council for not being forthcoming. remember that there was the war in iraq. there was a strong push on the part of the europeans, especially britain, germany, and france not to go to the security council because they saw iran going the way of iraq. going to the security council would be a mandate for war. countries like france had been at odds with the united states over iraq and did not want to be at odds with the u.s. over iran, but wanted to stop the united states from doing what it did to iraq. we had a dramatic event where the foreign ministers of germany, in october, 2003, struck an agreement where iran would embark on uranium enrichment. it is the ultimate in dual use technology. it had the united states stepping back and britain, germany, and france became known as the eu3. in november of 2004, iran went along with this saying they would also be a part of uranium enrichment. but he doesn't buy, eu3 was submitting a proposal to iran promising help for its program. this is where you get
the department of homeland security is ability to prevent terrorists from traveling to the united states. we have an excellent panel of witnesses. i would remind the panelists and the committee that in remembrance of this day, 9/11, 11 years ago, we have some pictures on the back of this room that should remind everyone why this committee was formed. there will be a commemorative ceremony at 11:00 today. all the members of congress will be gathering, the house and senate, at the east center staircase for the ceremony marking in the observance of september 11th, 2001. this committee will be joining our other colleagues and we will have opening statements from myself and a ranking member, and then the statements of our witnesses. and we will see where we are on time, because we will probably have a hard break at about 10:50 a.m. our witnesses today are kevin mcclellan, acting assistant commissioner in customs and border protection, john woods, assistant director for national security investigation at ice, the deputy assistant secretary for visa services and the acting inspector general for homeland
of 20% of iran's call for sanctions, the united states there is a problem that iran to want to negotiate for a position which has changed -- you talk about 20% -- they want sanctions to be lifted with them stopping 20%. the question is they are enriching. we said their right to enrich should be recognized and that would negate all the u.n. sanctions. the nuclear issue stems from u.n. security council issues. within the margins of this issue, there is room to change going forward. i think we may find that it is constrained by the fact that israel is still there. israel is not about to let go of its concerns. i think there has been a lack of dialogue. it would be good if the two sides could sit down together. they could start with this temple and hold discussions and feel of how each side can help each other. my advice for the u.s. diplomats would be to sit with them and say we are not going to talk about the nuclear issue, how is your family. there is the fact of just discussing. on the other side, there is the problem that it is not clear what the endgame is. we're calling on iran to sus
on america in our history. today people gather across the united states, around the world to remember the tragic events on 9/11. some take part in ceremonies like this. others spent time in quiet reflection and prayer. all of us take a moment to remember again where we were at that fateful moment. here together as one family, we pause to honor and to pray and to remember the 184 lives lost at the pentagon. more than 2700 killed in lower manhattan. and the 40 who perished in that field in pennsylvania on flight 93. these victims families remember those who were lost as mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. the family members here today know that the entire nation joins you in mourning the loss of your loved ones. we're honored by your presence and just as your loved ones are heroes for ever, so are all of you. today we also recognize and remember other heroes, those first responders who rushed to the scene behind me into the fire to save lives and help in anyway possible. we owe all of you a special debt. we appreciate all you do it to provide aid and comfort t
you would expect the president of the united states to be careful, and the secretary of state. and they are. we should not allow ourselves to be dragged into a theological argument. that is not their job. and then you focus on the real issue. americans have a problem with embassies. since 1979, no country in the world has problems with indices like the americans. -- indices like the americans. -- embassies like the americans. i have respect for all religions. i have a jaundiced view of turbaned men engaging in politics. did you see muslim embassies being stormed to anywhere in the world? >> i know you want to comment on that. i do think -- let's keep it to egypt. there is a feeling that we have lost their way a little bit. there was not that much support for the democratic uprisings in the region. it came to the question of mubarak a little bit belatedly. the perception in the white house, we got dragged into libya in an operation that we were not that enthusiastic about. when you're keeping as far away as possible -- we are keeping as far away as possible from what is going o
by an arlington, va., next. caller: thank you. ron paul needs to abolish the federal reserve or the united states treasury will take over printing money. then the investments would be safe. thank you. host: jeff, republican line, good morning. caller: good morning. as an individual, i have tried to save, realizing that social security was at risk and so forth. i have spoken to people in houston from argentina. frequently. my boss is from argentina. i have to say that if you are unaware of the debt of economic collapse, you really need to find someone who has experienced it. if our credit rating does collapse and we have to pay realistic interest rates, we could not even make the interest on the debt with our taxes, currently. host: jeff, thank you for the call. with the overall debt now in excess of $16 trillion, "the new york times" phrase -- framed it in terms of saving enough. david on the twitter page has this point -- host: shock is on the phone from hawaii, up early on this sunday morning. caller: yes, they have not saved enough. my social security is very minimal. i have been working for m
his distinguished career in the foreign service, he won friends to the united states in far-flung places. he made those people's hopes his own. during the revolution in libya, he risked his life to help protect the libyan people from a tyrant. he gave his life helping them build a better country. people loved to work with him. as he rose through the ranks, they loved to work forehand. he was known not only for his courage, but for his smile. goofy, but contagious. for his sense of fun and that california cool. in the days since the attack, so many libyans, including the ambassador, who is with us today, have expressed their sorrow and solidarity. one young woman, her head covered and her eyes haunted with sadness, held up a handwritten sign that said "thugs and killers do not represent a benghazi or islam." the president of the palestinian authority, who worked closely with chris sent me a letter of remembering his energy and integrity and deploring "an act of ugly terror." many others from across the middle east and africa have offered similar sentiments. this has been a di
.c. too do -- to do that. since joining the united states senate in january of 2011, he has established himself as a constitutional conservative pledging to work every day to reform government and end business as usual here in our nation's capital. in fact, i'm proud to say that he has received a 100% score on the frc action scorecards for the 112th congress, voting to defund obama care and planned parenthood. [applause] he is a devoted father and husband. married to his wife, kelly, over 21 years. together they have the joy of raising three teenage boys, william, duncan, and robert. amidst a busy schedule, he regularly volunteers to coach their baseball, babble -- basketball teams. please join me from the great state of texas -- kentucky. well, his dad is from texas. and they bonet both stand for protecting the constitution of which i am extremely grateful. please welcome senator rand paul! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> can you believe the democrats had trouble getting god into the platform? sounds like there wasn't much dissension from this group. she said she wanted $100. she wrote a
threat to the united states security interest. in another example, investigated by the subcommittee in 2008, the national lab gave itself a passing mark on its own physical security. the nnsa federal on-site managers gave it a passing mark, too. only when doe's office of independent oversight actually tested the security independently was it evident that homeland deserved the lowest possible rating for protective force, performance and for physical protection of classified materials. on the safety front, the experience has been no better. from 2007-2010, the lawrence livermore lab had multiple events involving uncontrolled worker exposure to beryllium which can cause a debilitating lungometimes they fatal condition. a lab determined it was compliant. it took an independent department oversight review to determine the contractors program violated the regulations. now this past may, the inspector general reported another national laboratory had not held its managers accountable for implementing an important system for preventing and reducing injuries. neither contractor or the federal
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